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A Closer Look On Instagram

Instagram is a phone application or any device like tables, iPads and so on that allows you to share your photos to your friends or anyone that follows. It can be really fun and entertaining which makes it one great past time for many.

The great thing about this application is that you can edit the photos you want to upload right with application. You can have your photo sized in square or however you want it. You can increase the intensity of the contrast and shadows. You can also add brightness if your photo is little dark. You can have your photo look a little sharper with its sharpening tool. Aside from these manual editing tools, you can also opt to use Instagram’s filters. They have variety of filters you can use to choose from depending on the mood you want. Posting photos on Instagram makes it a whole lot more entertaining and fun with the process of editing and choosing filters as a whole.

Another feature of the Instagramapp is that it allows you to have you friends tagged in the photo you shared. Photos with captions will be cuter too. Instagram also gives the option having captions and you also can include having ‘hashtags’. If your do not know what ‘hashtag’ means, it is simply a word preceded by a hash sign “#” that will used to identify and proceed to a whole lot of photos in application with similar photos or topic. Your friends can even leave a comment on your photo send you a ‘DM’ or direct message. Another is, it also allows you to share your photo to your other social media sites if you want to.

Now, more and more features is added to Instagram which more people engage to it. One feature recently developed in the app is the Instagram Story. You may post a photo or video that will be disappearing in 24 hours. This is really great if you want to have constant updates in your instagram accounts without bombarding your feed with many photos and videos. The most recent addition is the ‘Live Story’. From the word it is a live broadcasting that will also disappear instantly once you end the live.

Instagram is now one the largest social network community with over 40 million sign up users. It allows you to follow your friends, like the photos and leave comments on them.

The users of Instagram has gone across the board. There are 1 billion images downloaded which is basically 6 million per day. The likes of a photo can even have at least 600 like and 85 comments.

On December 21 in 2010, Instagram reached 1.5 million download that made it hold the record for a quick application to reach that high. Since intagram can be linked to other social media accounts, it has the most connection to twitter and Facebook which rumoured it as a powerful buyer.”

Instagram has been part of the entertainment for many people daily. Some who are photography enthusiasts showcase their talents by posting their photos on Instagram. Some even make use of it as part of their advertising and marketing strategy. Others use it just to have have fun and share their activities to their friends.